I have dry eyes due to sjogren's syndrome. Does anyone else deal with dry eyes?
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I have very dry eyes and 2 bouts of filamentary keratitis-in both eyes both Xs. Both Xs I responded to mucomyst, or acetylcysteine
eye drops 4 Xs a day. It’s costly, and has to be obtained from a compounding Rx. It can run close to $100 a bottle, and is only good for 30 days. But it worked both times. Good luck. Eye pain is so hard to treat. About all that helps with that searing, burning pain are opioids, but health care providers are so afraid to recommend it. Sigh. FYI, I tried Restasis, but I got no relief from it.
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Thank you for the reply. It’s so helpful to share information. I have been very diligent with the warm compresses pushed directly onto my eyelids. Twice a day for about ten to 15 minutes. Plus drops in the day and ointment at night. Those things seem to be helping a lot.
I take oral hyaluronic acid. You won’t find much research on it but if I miss a dose my eyes are drier than normal.
Thank you for the information!
@ashby1947 I have dry eyes,glucoma and macular degeneration. The eye Dr. gave me samples of Systein compltere its the newest one in Systien it really works and I have cut down on the number of drops from 6 a day to only 3 .
Systiene was recommended to me too, but I use CVS products which work very well,( opthamologist is impressed) and are cheaper!
I am also inclined to use a store brand of artificial tears as long as it is preservative free
Refresh Plus drops, Bruder eye mask- heat in microwave and west on your eyes for 10-20 minutes 1-3 times daily.
I had cataract surgery in one eye. I elected not to have same ophthalmologist do the other eye because my new eye now has a pupil larger than in the other eye (I think from stretching during surgery) and I have a very slight eyelid droop (again from a tool he used). He told me he had trouble dilating my eye prior to surgery (but later on, he denied he said that ?!?). THE GOOD NEWS IS MY DISTANCE VISION HAS DEFINITELY IMPROVED and the surgery was not painful. But, with regard to your question on dry eyes – I use a computer daily for many hours. I use drops (Systane and others). But what I want to mention is the BRUDER EYE PADS. The Dr. suggested them and I find them to be very good. The mask (eye pads) has granules in it; you put it in the microwave for 14 seconds. Then (it cannot be TOO HOT) put them over you eyes for 5 minutes. I think they help and I believe the heat opens the tiny blood vessels in your eyelid which simulates tears. (NOW, I MAY NOT HAVE EXPLAINED THat CORRECTLY, BUT I DO THINK THEY HELP). Best wishes, "GolfandTennis".
Sharper Image has an eye pad that you plug in and after you select the preferred heat level you leave on for your 10 minutes or more or less.
Don’t sleep under a ceiling fan bc it dries your eyes. I was doing this for years.
A friend’s Dr advised her bc she was getting eye infections dues to dryness.
I take. Hydrasense, and use a warm cloth on my eyes every morning.
Hope you are aware of the recent recall on CVS eyedrops!
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